12 miles, 1:55:06 (9:36/mile), 10 straight weeks running.
This was my longest run in almost 5 months. I didn’t get to start bright and early when the day is the coolest. I didn’t run in a public park today (not even through Vettiner). I didn’t run across anyone else who was running, and virtually no one was walking, either. Plus, traffic had already picked up for a Saturday and I had chosen to run along Stonybrook all the way to Galene and Six Mile Ln. I couldn’t find a public restroom on my route (well I was on the wrong side of the road for KFC and didn’t try El Nopal). I had intermittent pains that threatened to stop me at any moment.
Nevermind all that. This run was perfect. Sure, I ran a 23 mile long run last year at a pace 80 seconds per mile faster. Sure, I don’t feel 100% healthy still. However, today was a beautiful day; I knocked out a few more running crutches; and, more importantly, I finished.
Oh, and I almost found a perfect loop for a 12-miler between Fern Creek and J-town: